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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ultrasonic sound.
  • noun The use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, specifically to image an internal body structure, monitor a developing fetus, or generate localized deep heat to the tissues.
  • noun An image produced by ultrasound.

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  • noun physics sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing; approximately 20 kilohertz
  • noun medicine The use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

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  • noun using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
  • noun very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography

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  • The unit is named after the physicist H. H.rtz and is abbreviated H.. Thus the following formula applies to the propagation velocity of the wave: C = fλ = 1/T * λ This equation (wave equation) applies to all wave processes. (ii) Definition of the term ultrasound The frequency of a sound impression (tone) is a direct measure for the pitch of a tone.

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